Nutrition Associate – Nutritional Services – Kissimmee and Celebration area Campuses at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 7/4/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    7/4/2019
  • Job ID:
    279217
  • Job Family
    Nutrition / Food Service
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    Day
  • Application Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Central Florida

Job Description



Nutrition Associate – Nutritional Services – Kissimmee and Celebration area Campuses

AdventHealth seeks to hire an Nutrition Associate who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.



Facility Profile:

Established in 1908, AdventHealth is one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the country, caring for more than a million patients each year. The 2,286-bed acute-care medical facility, comprised of nine hospitals, has been recognized by U.S. News World Report as one of the best hospitals in the country for the past 10 years. It serves as a community hospital for Greater Orlando and as a major tertiary referral hospital for Central Florida and much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and Latin America.



Department Profile:

The Nutritional Services Department employs approximately 750 teammates at 7 hospital campuses and 3 off-campus retail locations. The 4 areas of service provided are:

  1. Patient Services ─ Each hospital campus has a Patient Services Area (PSA) whose teams function to feed patients. To that end, the various PSA teams obtain patient orders for food selections, assemble thousands of patient trays each day, deliver meal trays to patients, deliver nourishments to refrigerators on the patient units, and interact with patients to provide a warm and healing experience.
  2. Retail Services ─ Each hospital campus and several non-campus locations have retail venues which serve food to visitors and AdventHealth employees. The menu is planned and prepared by professional culinary chefs, cooks, and teammates who ensure that the food is attractive, nourishing, and tasty. The retail spaces also offer respite for our guests in inviting environments in accordance with CREATION Health principles. And the AdventHealth Catering teams provide options from snacks to banquets to meet the culinary needs of every event.
  3. Food Production Center (FPC) ─ The 30,000 sq. ft. FPC is located on the Orlando campus and employs more than 75 team members in production, purchasing, and CBORD/IS support. As a centralized food manufacturing facility, the FPC receives, stocks, prepares, and delivers extensive quantities of food and supplies to all campuses and retail locations for patient and retail needs. The FPC uses a state-of-the-art cook-chill; system designed to cook foods and chill them rapidly to ensure freshness and safety. The FPC also has a full-service bakery where everything from bread and rolls to individual desserts and decorated cakes are prepared by professional pastry chefs.
  4. Clinical ─ Registered Dietitians (RDs) collaborate with doctors and nurses to facilitate healing our in-patients through nutritional assessment and intervention. RDs make recommendations for interventions, provide tube feeding management, and diet instruction of the physician-ordered diet. They follow up with patients on tolerance of their diet, and serve as a resource to our teammates who work in the Patient Services Areas.




Work Hours/Shifts:

Generally working 8 hour shifts between the hours of 5 am - 9 pm. Must be able to work weekends (Saturday and Sundays). Part Time and Full Time positions are available.



Job Summary:

The Nutrition Associate is a generalist who may function in all areas of Nutritional Services: the patient services area, retail, and utility, performing food prep, tray/food assembly/delivery, sanitation duties, and documentation. Communicates with area leaders regarding issues which might affect service, quality, and productivity. Handle products and equipment to prevent contamination and loss. Follows FH and NS policies and SOPs, including NS Image Standards. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.



Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Excellent customer service
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to display positive and supportive attitude toward diverse employees
  • Creative, innovative, and receptive to change
  • Ability to observe, listen, and follow directions
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Healthcare food service experience (Preferred)



Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • N/A



Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.
  • Food Preparation: Prepares/assembles hot/cold food (salads, sandwiches, desserts) and nourishments for trayline, patients, and retail areas of responsibility. Follows recipes/instructions to ensure product accuracy, correct portions, and appropriate garnishes.
  • Trayline/Retail: May work all positions on the trayline or retail areas. May assemble trays per therapeutic diet guidelines, the direction of the CBORD application, and the established presentation standards; may set up and display items in retail areas according to established standards.
  • Safety & Sanitation: Ensures that work area, storeroom, and walk-in/freezer are clean, neat, and reflects FIFO method of product rotation. Monitors and records assigned refrigerator, freezer, and food temps daily. Wears appropriate hair covering in production/prep areas and maintains hand hygiene standards.
  • Communication: Communicates effectively verbally and in written documentation. Keeps supervisor informed of work progress. Communicates safety and sanitation issues, equipment issues, and the need for specific food items or supplies in timely manner to avoid delays in preparation and service.
  • Compliance: Attends mandatory education and in-services. Completes required logs and documentation. Accepts the direction of leadership. Meets established department standards and expectations for service and productivity. Follows FH and NS policies and standard operating procedures. Conforms to image standards and approved uniform, including FH ID badge.
  • Stewardship: Pulls inventory sufficient, but not in excess, to produce to par, census, or forecast. Monitors expiration to ensure inventory, stock, and product are not lost or wasted. Handles inventory and product to avoid temperature abuse, contamination, or accident that results in loss. Maintains, cleans, and uses equipment per specifications to promote longevity and function. Takes action to reduce waste. Addresses poor quality from distributors with NS area leader.
  • Service: May deliver patient meal trays to meet time standard for delivery of meals; may prepare and set up food items for retail service. Exhibits professional behavior and outstanding customer service skills. May prepare and deliver bulk nourishment orders to nursing units.
  • Utility: May perform duties in the dishroom, including operating the dishmachine and cart washing equipment. Must demonstrate proper use of all chemicals. Breaks down and discards boxes appropriately. Requests work orders for equipment or environment that requires repair.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Nutrition Associate opportunity with AdventHealth Altamonte and apply online today.



Job Keywords:

Nutrition Associate, Nutritional Services,Celebration, Kissimmee




Position Location:  All Hospitals
Job:  Nutrition / Food Service
Organization:  AdventHealth Central Florida
Primary Location:  US-FL-Altamonte Springs
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Staff / Associate
Education Level:  None
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Apr 4, 2019, 1:09:22 PM

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